This is one of the saddest things I've read in a long time. This actor got roles based on his "history" as a wounded Vietnam vet. The problem was, he lied about all of that and actually cut his arm off during a mental breakdown.
He has come forward and told the whole truth about his past and what happened. He's on meds and therapy and has a whole new lease on life bc he embraced truth and has a positive attitude. unbelievable story
Mental illness is really devastating and debilitating. I hope he stays healthy and this doesn't kill his career. He could use this to further awareness and get people talking about being mentally ill and the help you can receive.
I don't think it will be a negative thing for his career or life. We REALLY need to step up our game regarding mental illness awareness and someone coming forward, which takes an amazing amount of courage in a situation like this, just demands our respect and empathy...
I think his boldness to live in the truth will serve him very well.